November 6, 2018

Humans have a penchant for turning anything into a competition, so it’s no surprise that this racing drones have quickly taken over. Drone racing has become a legitimate sport complete with professional leagues and huge prizes at stake. With increasing popularity, racing drones have also become common at the consumer level. Racing drones of varying […]

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NIAMEY (AFP) –  Niger is turning to drone technology to help protect a Saharan antelope and other endangered species in Africa’s largest terrestrial park. The Termit and Tin Toumma reserve in the southeast of the West African desert state is at threat from poaching, deforestation, over-grazing and armed conflict. French conservation group Noe — its name […]

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Nov. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems a $263.4 million contract for production of the MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and strike drone. Production on the contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, will consist of the fiscal 2018 production configuration Reaper, with Air Force fiscal 2017 and 2018 […]

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PROVO — Drones have become an ally to industries like agriculture and law enforcement for surveillance and information gathering. But what happens when drones fly into an area with little-to-no GPS signal? BYU’s engineering department is attempting to solve that problem. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have many uses. UAVs with cameras can be […]

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Drones, closed-circuit television and gunshot spotters are just some of the crime-fighting tools that the Royal Bahamas Police Force will introduce in an effort to tackle and address the existing crime scourge. The announcement was made Monday by National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who estimated that the technological gadgets will be introduced to all field […]

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Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office has acquired a drone after receiving a grant from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone was ordered several weeks ago after the sheriff’s office received grant money from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office specifically for its purchase. The drone is equipped with a Boson 320 Forward Looking Infrared […]

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San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a virtual reality (VR) experience on its website today that teaches people how to spot and understand the surveillance technologies police are increasingly using to spy on communities. “We are living in an age of surveillance, where hard-to-spot cameras capture our faces and our license plates, drones in […]

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